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There was a group of young Boy Scouts on a tour, and their leader scanned the new QR code and the video immediately came up on his phone. This was the first group to be able to use this new-to-the-museum technology.

The somewhat restless boys seemed to have their attention drawn to the device, as if it beckoned to them, and were instantly entertained. You could tell the light came on, and they really understood the once lifeless exhibit now connected to them in a way their generation is used to learning. The technology bridged a gap between the generations. It's a kind of technology that is already being implemented in several places, yet it was quite remarkable to see the reaction that it sparked in them here at the museum. The museum hopes to install more of these and other types of technology throughout the museum. 

Melissa Alley, curator

Minidoka County Historical Museum

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